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Sweet Corn Muffins

I love to make cornbread and corn muffins, but often the results are not moist or sweet enough for my taste. So I experimented until I came up with these light, pleasantly sweet muffins. They ended up winning a blue ribbon at our county fair. —Patty Bourne, Owings, Maryland
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup 2% milk, divided


  • In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Add eggs, shortening and 1/2 cup of milk; beat for 1 minute. Add remaining milk; beat just until blended. Fill 12 paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350° until muffins test done, 25-30 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 muffin: 254 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 241mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Judie
    Feb 7, 2021

    They are delicious. I used 1/3c stevia (equivalent to 2/3c sugar) so they wouldn't be TOO sweet. I tried applesauce in place of shortening. Only problem was the muffins really stuck to the papers. Maybe cause I used applesauce? Anyhow I will be making them again perhaps w/oil next time

  • florret2003
    Jan 16, 2021

    Tried these with a large muffin pan. I used a little less sugar and they came out great. Wonderful texture and the tops browned for a bit of crunch. Can't wait to try these on my son and daughter in law. I used a pan spray instead of

  • loelaj
    Sep 18, 2017

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  • puzzlemad
    Jun 12, 2017

    These were good, but next time I will cut the sugar by half or eliiminate it all together. I like sweetness but these were just too sweet for me.

  • gr.gram
    May 8, 2017

    These are so good! I sprinkled a little sugar/cinnamon mix on top before baking. Yum!These rose higher than other recipes I've used. (Thinking of banana muffins.) Could this method of mixing be used with other muffin recipes?Thanks

  • Jessica
    Feb 11, 2017

    I just made this and it's wonderful! I never leave reviews but this was too delicious not to give props.

  • ranchmom1
    Oct 9, 2016

    These are my favorite corn muffins! Since my husband and two of our girls have to eat gluten free, I use a GF flour blend and GF corn meal to make them. :) I like how easy it is to blend the ingredients too. Have made these for years and we love them!

  • RJW88
    Mar 1, 2016

    This is my go to corn muffin recipe. I live in high altitude so I cut the sugar to three- fourths cup.

  • juicyfruit007
    Aug 27, 2015

    Just made these. I had to sub butter for shortening. They were good; the kids gobbled them up. The recipe made a few more than twelve.

  • brownrexx
    Feb 20, 2015

    A little too sweet for us too. I will definitely make them again but with less sugar. They are very light and fluffy.